Global Health

The world is our classroom, laboratory, and clinic. Penn nurses study and practice in a wide variety of locations and environments from resource-poor communities to the most modern, cutting-edge facilities all over the world. 

Global perspectives

Our focus on the social determinants of health is leading to better ways to care for a rapidly changing global population. By broadening healthcare perspectives and fostering diversity, our students become prepared to go out and make a difference in patient care wherever they are needed.

Global partners

As a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Nursing and Midwifery Leadership, we are at the forefront of global health initiatives and policy, and we collaborate with many other institutions around the world in pursuit of better healthcare for all.

Global programs

Our own study abroad programs, Center for Global Women’s Health, and curriculum—including an undergraduate and graduate Global Health minor, all serve to open the door for students and faculty to engage globally. And we complement these programs by bringing international visiting scholars to Penn.

“The school offers state-of-the-art simulation experiences, intimate clinical rotations, and global opportunities.”

    A photograph depicting the stone exterior of Perry World House with an map of the world overlaying the image

    Global View Progress Report

    From the impactful experiences of Perry World House Fellows, engaging in policy projects and international collaborations, to the School’s involvement in developing an innovative curriculum at VinUniversity in Vietnam—and initiatives everywhere in between—Penn Nursing’s commitment to global health leadership is critical for building a healthier world. Read on for an update on the exciting progress Penn Nursing is making across the world.